".. ROY At, BET HOT HAL,
Or. BeraaRf tli.nr' Hitnecl J
- per AVttat Connecticut.
I." Bernard X Steiner, librarian o2
thefinocV Pratt Free library, in Bal-
&,,re" kS completed a monograph on
Slavery in Connecticut, which will
be published in the John Hopkins
university studies ia historical and
Among the interesting- facts in the
work is tho statement that the first
J- ulaTea in Connecticut wera not ne-
i. T 1 : l : - M i
quot tribe, which was orerthrown by
Ihe settler in 16S& The first law
Rgainst '.'uo slave trade, too, was
passed in 1715 against the importation
of the Tuscarora Indians, who had
been captured by the Carolinians in
war. 'Tho firsi idea of slavery in Con
necticut was then that captives in war
were slaves Soon after the founda
tion of the colony negroes were intro
duced, a few at a time, chiefly from
the West Indies and not from Africa.
They were owned for the most part
as household servants, and the Con
necticut notion of slavery was the
patriarchal one, that slaves belongiDg
to the family of the master differed
from apprentices only in being bound
to service for life.
Slavery was tolerated everywhere in
Connecticut throughout the colonial
period, but with the cominjj of the
revolution came the idea that it was
unrighteous to hold men in bondage.
This feeling led to the aet of 1771, pro
hibiting the foreign slave trade, and
that of 1784, providing that all there
after born as slaves should be free on
reaching their twenty-fifth year
This age was afterward lessened to
21. Connecticut is remarkable as be
rng a state which succeeded in gradual
emancipation. When slavery was fin
ally abolished there, in 1SJ3, fewer
than twenty slaves were in the state,
none of whom were under Ot j-ears af
JOHN ALLEN'S STORY.
It Relates to Josltt?i Oulncy and III
I.. bo ra.
Apropos of his (Josiah Qnincy's)
lieen scunt for places Congressman
Allen tells this story: "A youDg man
desired a position in the postoiiice de
partment and applied to his congress
man, lie was told he could got no
piste until a vacancy should arise
He waited for several weeks, and one
day, when his money was nearly ex
haustacl, he down to the Poto-
msa beach. He found there raaa?
ithers and among them a young ram
whm he recognized as a elejrf; Iii the
division where he had&fVijght a place.
The clerk ventured- beyond his depth
and was drowned. When his bodj
-wasprought to the shore the appli-
can lo6t not a moment's time in hast
oning to tho congressman.
1 " 'Now,' he said, 'I can have a place
There is a vacancy."
" 'Where?' asked the congressman
" 'Why, a clerk in tho division (nana'
mg mm was drowned this afternoon.1'
"The congressman looked at him sad
ly. I regret to inform you," he' said,
that you are too late; the place hai
" 'How can that be?' shouted the ap
plicant, in despair. The man has just
" 'Yes, I know,' replied the congress
man, 'but the place has been filled.
It was obtainci by a Massachusett t
friend of Mr. Quincy, who saw tha
clerk go in and guessed correctly thai
he could not swim.'
LOTS Or FISH1NQ.
tie Namo orv" riuce vai Aot
Whcn one goes to the moirRJa'n3 he
ttiinUu nf fishirtrr nnrl hnTiftnr, oTfV- if
he does not indulge in those pursuits?
"Are there any fish about here?"
said I to the gentlemanly and urbane
"Yes, plenty out there in the ice
box, aid he with a laugh that taada
his large and elegant diamond rattle
in its sash until the putty almost
"Don't get gay, said I, hurling a
look of intense scorn at him. "Is there
any fishing about here?"
"Plenty down in the Bull Pasture,"
"What do you catch there?" said I,
"bull cats and buffaloes or cattle and
clover blossoms?" ' Then I laughed a
"No," said he, "trout and bass."
"Come off," said I, "whoever heard
of trout anil bass living in a bull pas
ture?" It was now his turn to laugh again,
and he called it.
"I reckon yon don't know geog
raphy," he said; "that pleasant little
river you see winding like a stream of
light through the valley and past
Goshen is the Boll Pasture river."
"Ye gods," 1 cried, "what's in a
nam?" and the clerk said there were
two words in this one.
Largest Silver and Ould Coins.
The late proposition to put a dollar's
worth of siWor In the coin of that
denomination reminds me that Ad
nam, a French rotectorate in Asia,
has a silver coin tiiat weighs as much
as fifteen United States "buzaard"
dollars. The largest gold coin tn cir
culation is the "loof," whloh also be
longs to tha Oriental French colony
mentionod above. This momster gold
disk will weigh as much as 335 Ameri
can gold dollars, and, although
weighty an awkwardly large, are
considered valuable property. Tha
gold piece which comes next in size to
the "loof Is the "obang" of Japan, a
eoin containing about $47 worth of
The Enemy ef Moies.
The mole plague in the southern
counties cfcotland, which for a time
proved a terrible scourge to farmers,
has now all but disappeared. This la
ciue to the fact that owls-were pre
served by the gamekeepers and be-
These nifirkets will be corrected daily,
couple or more advertisements.
Flour, per sack
Potatoes I lisli
Chickens, per loz
jieef cattle per head
Oxen, per yoke
Lumber per 1000 ft
Shingles, per 1000
Coal per ton
1 60 to
Y ood per cord
consequently is a pood location for a
Vho wants the space ?
1 75., Cotton 6
1 00 Cotton seed per bu -21
1 75, Wool 110
. .. .Hides J 2
. . ! '-ggs, per dozen l2
jiButter, per pound ;15
1-2 to 14
1-2 to 13
Im-nips. per bu'sh M
Meal, per bushel 50
! Hams, per pound' 12
Jlacon, per pound jl2
Lard, per pound 10
;Oniois, per pound 3
Potatoes Sweet '40
illay, per bale
iCoru, per bushel
BoBiwsg tiot Always Confined Entlrcl)
to the Foor and Lowi.
The method of the emperor of Aus
tria's engagement to the present
empress had certain amount of ro
mance about It In TS53 he gave a
ball at Ischl to celebrate his birth
day, and aini.ng the guests was the
Duchess Ionise of Bavaria, with her
two eldest .laughters, Helen and Eliza
beth, who vere all, of course, invited.
The ducaess was, however, disin
clined to Inring Princess Elizabeth, on
toe plea that she was not yet oat, and
bad F.ot a dress in which to appear.
!5ut the emperor would take no ex
cuse, and said, in hia simple, good-natured
way, that the simplest of dresses
and a rose in her hair would suffice to
make his pretty cousin queen of tho
Then the mother gave way. and the
pretty cousin became not only queen
of the feast, but queen of Franjii
Joseph's heart and eoipressof Austria.
He danced exclusively with her all
the evening, which naturally aroused
a good deal of attention. During th
evening he took her to a table, on
which lay a huge album containing
pictures of the various national cos
tumes of the eighteen states of Aus
tria. The emperor turned over th
pages, and then said gently: "They
are my subjects; say one word and
you shall reign over them." The
princess, who had already known the
emperor from childhood, ins'ead of
making an answer, simply placed her
,hand la his. Next day the whole im
perial family assembled in the little
parish church of Ischl, and the be
trothal of the emperor of Austria
With the Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria
Fas celebrated with all due solemnity.
(Successor to T. Gorley.)
I have purchred his entire stock and
will continue the buying and sell
ing second hand goods.
Court Etrsst. Arte, Indim Tbp
J. H. Harshaw,.
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